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New Kia Picanto UK: Colors, Price, Dimensions …

The new generation Picanto city car, now in its third generation, has just been released by Kia Motors UK.

This car may be small, but it sure packs a punch.

The 2018 Picanto is stylish, refined, sporty, and technologically advanced, making it a real bargain at a starting price of just £9,450.

There is also plenty of choice, as there are 9 versions to choose from, with 2 engines, 2 transmissions, and 5 distinct trim levels.

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2018 Kia Picanto UK   UK Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto UK trim levels

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • GT-Line
  • GT-Line S

Picanto GT-Line and GT-Line S trims serve as the top of the range and deliver a real dose of sportiness, not to mention some unique features inside and out.

Let’s take a closer look at the new Kia Picanto UK-specs pricing, dimensions and color options.

Kia Picanto 5-door only

The city car segment has never truly embraced the 3-door model, with only 10% of all sales going that road. With that in mind, the new generation Picanto will be available as a 5-door model only.

2018 Picanto dimensions & cargo space

The whole idea of buying a city car is to get a vehicle that is not too large, which may explain why the automaker have maintained the exact same dimensions as the outgoing model.

The new Kia Picanto length comes in at 3,595mm, with the width set at 1,595mm.

While the dimensions stay exactly the same as before, Kia have created more passenger and cargo space on the inside. They did this by adding 5mm to the height, which is now 1,485mm, and by extending the wheelbase to 2,400mm.

The sportier style of the new model comes in part from the decision to shave some length off the front overhang and add a little extra around back.

That added length in the rear creates 255 liters, up from 200, of luggage space. That figure grows to 1,010 liters with the rear seats folded down.

New Kia Picanto color options

UK Kia Picanto ColorsThere are 6 exterior colors available on the UK-spec Picanto.

The standard Picanto color is Blue Breeze.

For an additional £250, you have the option of Silver Frost.

You can also pay an extra £495 to get the premium exterior color options of Chilli Red, Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, Silver Frost, or Pop Orange.

Pricing & Cost of Picanto

TrimEngine / BHP / transmissionVED yr1 / yr2BIK %OTR price
11,0L / 66 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14019 %9,450
21,0L / 66 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14019 %10,750
21,25L / 83 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14020 %11,250
21,25L / 83 / 4-sp. auto160 / 14023 %11,900
GT-Line1,0L / 66 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14019 %11,950
GT-Line1,25L / 83 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14020 %12,450
31,25L / 83 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14020 %12,650
31,25L / 83 / 4-sp. auto160 / 14023 %13,300
GT-Line1,25L / 83 / 5-sp. manual140 / 14020 %13,950

With the release of the third-generation Picanto, we now know what the pricing will be set at.

The base Picanto 1 model comes equipped with a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine, and it starts at £9,450. The same engine will be used in the 2 trim level, with the starting price for that model coming in at £10,750.

There is also an option here for the 1.25L engine. When placed under the hood of the “1”, the starting price moves up to £11,250, while the same engine used in the “2” takes that model to £11,900. This engine is the only one that will be used in the “3,” which has a starting price of £12,650.

The GT-Line model will have a starting price of £11,950, while the GT-Line S will start at just £13,950. These models will have a new engine option in a couple of months when Kia will offer up the 1.0L turbo option.

Conclusion

The fully redesigned 2018 Kia Picanto is a sportier, improved version of the outgoing model, and it is sure to be a hit with the UK car buying public.

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